cyber sovereignty (3)

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On 27 Dec 2019, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution proposed by Russia for the formation of an “ad hoc intergovernmental committee of experts to elaborate a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes.” The first meeting of this committee is scheduled for August 2020.

The US has objected to this effort, and many democratic countries have also spoken against this proposal yet is als

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China has long exerted control over Internet content and access by its citizens.  The censorship regime known as the Great Firewall of China has been used to eliminate unwanted content such as criticism of Communist Party leadership.  Since Xi Jinping’s became president in 2013, that regime has been tightening up in many ways. 

China’s right to control its own portion of the Internet has been defended by the government through its promotion of the concept of “cyber sovereignty.”  They e

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China hosted its World Internet Conference on 7-9 November 2018 in Wuzhen, the fifth conference in this series.  As in past years, the conference was attended by Chinese political and corporate figures as well as representatives from several major Silicon Valley companies.  However, the level of foreign participation was significantly reduced from last year.  Tim Cook of Apple and Sundar Pichai of Google, featured speakers in 2017, skipped the 2018 conference.  Xi Jinping did not partici